Journey Water Urn

Rated 4.89 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)

This Journey Water Urn will make any water burial ceremony dignified and memorable. They are handmade from an ancient paper making technique. They are designed to float for few minutes, sink and dissolve completely in water, releasing the ashes into the water.




Journey Water Urn 100% Biodegradable Water Urn

Journey Water Urn: This biodegradable water urn is handmade using a centuries old paper making technique. The bark from the mulberry tree is harvested, leaving the tree alive and intact. After the bark is soaked, the resulting pulp is laid out on bamboo screen.

Use: Suitable for deeper rivers, lakes or the sea when placed in water they will float* and then gracefully sink to the bottom, where they break down naturally over time. It comes in seven colours and there is a matching ‘mini’  urn available.

* Note: The length of time the urn floats depends on a number of things including its weight and the amount air in the urn, on average the urn will float for around 5 minutes but this can vary. If two people are placed in a companion urn the combined weight means that the urn is unlikely to float.

Companion: 15.5W” x 14H” x 3″
Standard: 14W” x 12H” x 3″
Mini: 8W” x 6.5H” x 2″
Companion: 6 Litres, (suitable for 2 adults) –
Standard: 3.60 Litres, (suitable for 1 adult)
Mini: 0.98 Litres.

Each urn includes a water-soluble bag for the ashes.Water burials are a very dignified way to conduct a #4thceremony – you can cast petals, put last words on our promises notelets. While the simple water urn floats, you will have enough time to say some final words, prayers or thoughts. Many clients find that the simple presence of a body of water after the ceremony can help them to remember that person.

We consider these urns more suitable for deeper water below the low tide line. Please see our page on general guidance for ceremonies or river or the sea.

Finally, it is sensible idea to record where you conducted the ceremony for future generations, if you are on a boat the skipper will be able to tell you your eastings and northings.

Journey Water Urn

“My Dads water urn has arrived within 24 hours & is even more beautiful that we expected.  Your service has been fantastic & through your site we have been able to plan Dads final journey which will happen in May when we take him to be scattered in Cornwall. Thanks again Clare”

“Just want to thank you for the very fast delivery which arrived this morning, arriving less than 24hrs after I placed the order,it is no wonder that you have had awards for your company. Regards, Paul”


FREE DELIVERY within most of mainland UK. Please allow up to 7 working days for delivery, if you need an item urgently please email us on info@scattering-ashes.co.uk and we will do our very best to get it to you on time, additional charges may apply. For customers in the USA delivery times will be longer. Please note if you choose to have an inscription this will increase the timescale of delivery. 




Additional information


Aqua, Embossed Green, Embossed Pearl, Moss Green, Natural, Navy, Purple, Aqua Embossed


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9 reviews for Journey Water Urn

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hi Hannah, Yesterdays scattering went perfectly! Thank you so much for supplying me with the journey water urn . . . it looked beautiful and worked exactly as we wished it to, gently disappearing into the depths of the North Sea!
    Thank you also for putting us in touch with Nicholas who was also perfect and made the day happen . The weather was warm and bright and the sea flat calm. So all in all . . . . a perfect send off for our mother. Thank you for making this occasion possible. It was a beautiful occasion! Thanks again and all the very best.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hi Hannah, I received it on Friday morning and we had a lovely day today because it arrived before I left. Please say Thanks so much to Karen for sorting it, we all appreciated it so much! Thanks for following up too! Kind regards,

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    My order has arrived and I’m delighted with it. Thank you Karen for all of your help.

    • Karen Martin

      Thank you Andrea, I’m so pleased you like it.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Louise D

    We used the Journey waterurn today to lay my father’s ashes where he loved to sail. The urn looked good and performed exactly as described. We also used the biodegradable notelets – a perfect way to send a final thought, which just melted away as the ashes sank. Thank you.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    dawn downes

    Thank you so much for our journey water urn, we took my fathers ashes to the local RNLI at Cromer yesterday where they kindly did a dedication for him before sending him off on his chosen final journey into the sea, which as an EX Royal Navy man it would have made him so pleased. The water urn worked exactly a promised and we were so pleased we found this site…so much so that I have already told my husband I want to go off in a water urn turtle when my time comes .. hopefully in many years to come

  6. Rated 4 out of 5


    Hi Hannah,Thank you very much for your excellent service. Regards, Jayne

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    Beautiful, really helpful staff & swift delivery. Professional service

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lindsay L

    Thank you for your very efficient and professional service.
    My delivery arrived in less than 24 hours and was beautifully packaged.
    So grateful to your company.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    5 stars

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